"Cross-Stitch" Suture Technique for Hair Transplantation

Orentreich, Norman; Orentreich, David S.
December 1984
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;Dec84, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p970
Academic Journal
The article presents information on Cross-Stitch suture technique for hair transplantation. There are many modifications on the technique of multiple punch hair transplants. Cross suture technique use 5-0 silk on a PS-4 needle manufactured by Ethicon. The needle's tight arc facilitates proper placement of the suture over graft. The technique' s benefits are multiple: the suturing in place of each plug allows the patient to leave the office with just a thin layer of antibiotic ointment and no bandage. The patient can shampoo the same day without being concerned that the plugs will be displaced. Bleeding will be minimum. Sutures are removed 2 to 7 days after operation.


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